Actor Sharat Saxena has been in the Bollywood industry for quite a lot of time now. The actor has definitely gone through a lot to earn a name for himself in this competitive industry. His interview from 2018 has gone viral on social media where he can be heard sharing his struggle of 30 years. He had to go through all of that because he had a muscular physique. In an interview with CINTAA (Cine & TV Artists Association), Sharat spoke about how he was typecast in Bollywood for 30 years simply because he looked muscular.
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Sharat shared that no director ever considered him an actor and was simply given the role of a fighter or junior artist’s role.
He said, “Back in those days, in our whole country, whoever had muscles or someone who looked like a bodybuilder, that person was put under ‘labour class’. He was not considered worthy of fine arts, finer feelings.”
“Unfortunately, when I came to Mumbai, I was quite fit. My father used to be an athlete in Allahabad University. We got inspired by him and worked out. When Bombay’s producers or directors used to look at me, they never saw an actor but only a fighter or a junior artist. So for 30 years, I only did action. When it came to acting, I was given dialogues such as ‘Yes boss, no boss, very sorry boss, maaf kar dijiye boss (please forgive me boss)’,” he added.
Sharat Saxena talking about being pigeonholed as an action sidekick for 30 years. 30 years.
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When Sharat came to Mumbai with a heart full of dreams to become an actor, he was an engineer. In his early days, he worked in hundreds of films as a villain’s henchman. Later, he starred in films such as Saathiya, Baghban, and others.
People on social media were touched by his struggles to make a mark. A fan wrote, “He was mind-blowing in Ghulaam against Aamir. In Saathiya, his role as a father was even better.”
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